Passage II


17. In terms of the passage as a whole, one of the main functions of the third paragraph (lines 13–19) is to
suggest that:

  • A. ER’s successes in various professional pursuits
    helped prepare her to take action in the political

  • B. ER had avoided the political spotlight in her personal pursuits.

  • C. ER had competing and conflicting interests during
    her first year as first lady.

  • D. while ER had many personal accomplishments,
    little could have prepared her for life as the first